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UNSC voices deep anger at attacks against civilians in Syria

Friday، 13 May 2016 - 02:38 PM

The UN Security Council (UNSC) under Egypt's presidency approved on Thursday a press statement to express "deep anger" at the recent attacks against civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo, especially at the medical facilities.

The move, initiated by Egypt, Spain and New Zealand, came after prolonged talks led by Egypt to reach a consensus among the member states.

"The Egyptian efforts at the council emerge from Cairo's keenness to protect the lives of the Syrian civilians who have been suffering due to war for years," Egypt's envoy to the UN and current president of the UNSC Ambassador Amr Abul Atta said.

"Egypt is convinced that the international community should convey a message to the Syrian warring parties to stop targeting civilians and be committed to a cessation of hostilities," said the ambassador.

He added that Egypt is keen on urging all parties to adhere to the political process that aims at stopping bloodletting, achieving the aspirations of the Syrian people for stability and democracy and preserving the State institutions and integrity and sovereignty of Syria.

The statement welcomed the efforts made by the joint US-Russian presidency of the International Syria Support Group to stabilize the truce in the country.

It condemned the terrorist attacks by Daesh, Nusra Front and Al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria, stressing support for the UN envoy for Syria to reach a political settlement in the country.




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